Create a delicious appetizer for your next football tailgate or Watch party with this easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Baguette Slider recipe
Football season is here and Watch parties are in full swing! During the fall season, my slow cooker is kept readily accessible – I typically prepare a variety of meats, soups, and dip recipes in it. What is not to love about adding a few simple ingredients and then coming back in 4-6 hours to a delicious recipe?! Meat prepared in a slow cooker comes out delightfully moist and tender, something hard to replicate with most other cooking methods.
Typically many football season festivities are associated with large food varieties and higher calorie options. Beef and pork barbecue are common among football party foods. These sliders are already pre-portioned into individual servings and offer a leaner protein source to help keep calories under control and provide optimal satiety. While the baguette is a refined carbohydrate source, you could opt to choose a whole grain baguette to provide more fiber.
To make this recipe for Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Baguette Sliders you will need to add chicken breasts and a few other ingredients you likely already have in the fridge to the slow cooker. Simplicity at its best! Once the chicken is ready to eat you top the pre-sliced baguettes with the chicken and a small amount of cheddar cheese (or any variety of cheese you desire). You put it in the oven for a few minutes and voila your appetizers are ready. For a balanced approach serve with vegetable kabobs or mini salads.
The best part is the slow cooker barbecue chicken can be used in a variety of recipes outside the one I am sharing today like tacos, salads, sandwiches, or as part of appetizers throughout the week. Preparing protein sources like chicken in advance is helpful with meal planning and can help reduce the day to day stress of meal preparation.
Another important aspect to take into account when hanging out at a football gathering is the liquid calories – whether it be soda or alcoholic beverages they can add up quickly. Try to choose lower sugar sodas or diet varieties and limit alcoholic beverages to 1-2 drinks for the day. Make sure to drink at least one glass of water in between each alcoholic beverage.
Happy football season!
- 2 pounds chicken breast
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Pinch of salt
- 2-3 Baguettes
- Shredded cheddar cheese
Slow Cooker Chicken Instructions